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Anti-Diabetes Campaign | More than 130 people graduated as 10,000 Toes ambassadors after attending a threeday summit held at Pacific Adventist University (PAU) in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea (PNG), last October. Learning how to run health expos and community health checks, the new ambassadors are now ready to assist the campaign in fighting against […]

Guy Gets the Health Brief

Former PDGN President and current Vice-President Guy Barnett MP has been appointed Health Minister in the Tasmanian government. Guy was described in his local newspaper as a ‘Connoisseur of jelly beans’ who champions diabetes. “Newly appointed Health Minister, Guy Barnett, received a shock diagnosis more than two decades ago – and it’s an experience he […]

Diabetes Australia Before Parliament

In June, Diabetes Australia appeared before a public parliamentary committee of inquiry alongside the Australian Diabetes Society and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF). The Australian Parliament’s Health Committee called for the inquiry into diabetes with a closing date for submissions at the end of August. The committee is currently considering the evidence and a […]

Research Corner

1 in 3 adults with type 2 diabetes may have undetected cardiovascular disease. https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/1-in-3-adults-with-type-2-diabetes-may-have-undetected-cardiovascular-disease Diabetes linked to functional and structural brain changes. Covid increased the risk of diabetes. Prioritising Maori and Pacific patients for new diabetes drugs pays off http://www.voxy.co.nz/health/5/417649 More Stem Cell research into diabetes with studies in Kenya and the US. Advocacy Action: […]

Fijian Diabetes Epidemic

According to the Fijian Broadcasting Corporation, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has raised alarm over an “epidemic” of obesity in Fiji, which increases the risk of developing non-communicable diseases (NCDs). UNICEF Pacific Representative Jonathan Veitch said two-thirds of adults in Fiji are already overweight or obese and the number of overweight children is also […]

Type 2 Diet Study

A low carbohydrate nutrition program delivered online has been shown to significantly improve blood sugar control in adults with T2D. The findings from the ‘T2Diet Study’ conducted at Deakin University, Geelong, Australia, are significant as they demonstrate web-based dietary education can support people with type 2 diabetes, alongside standard care, and provide options for people living […]

Collaboration Brings Success

Diabetes Australia has welcomed the announcement by Minister for Health and Aged Care, Hon Mark Butler MP, that Fiasp insulin will continue to be available on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Scheme (PBS), a government scheme that subsidises the cost of medicines. Minister Butler has announced the new listing of Fiasp Penfill which contains the same insulin […]

Diabetes in Schools

A 6 million Australian Dollar (US 3.8m) diabetes in Schools program is hoped to help reduce the impact of type1 diabetes (T1D) for students, parents and schools. The programme should ensure that principals, teachers and school staff have the support, training and tools they need to support students with T1 diabetes at school. “A recent […]